Diddy plays first UK in 5 years in Glasgow

30/09/10

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Rapper Diddy has played his first UK gig in five years in Glasgow, where he was joined by UK rapper Skepta.

Skepta, who recently remixed Diddy's track Hello Good Morning, appeared on stage to perform the song.

Diddy, real name Sean Coombs, took to the stage at The Old Fruitmarket in front of a packed crowd of 1,500 fans.

Speaking to BBC 1Xtra news, he said: "We take pride on working with UK artists. It's an honour to be doing this show."

UK 'talent'

The 40-year-old flew into Scotland on Wednesday and met fans in the street during the afternoon.

During the live gig in the evening for MTV he was joined by Dirty Money singers Dawn Richard and Kelenna Harper to play tracks including Bad Boy For Life, Come To Me and I'll Be Missing You.

P Diddy and Skepta
Image caption UK rapper Skepta joined P Diddy on stage during the gig

In between songs he enjoyed friendly banter with the audience, playing a version of Flower Of Scotland and teasing about local football teams.

"You all know I'm playing with you," said Diddy, who got changed into a kilt half way through. "I know Scotland's passionate about everything."

Speaking after coming off stage Skepta said: "That's the biggest performance of my life. When I went on there I just zoned out."

UK artists Tinie Tempah, Tinchy Stryder and Chipmunk were amongst those in the crowd watching.

Diddy is expected to release his new album Last Train To Paris with Dirty Money later this year.